How to open up wordpad on start up via intune

Steel Contributor

Hi all,


How do I set it so when users log in word pad opens or set it so on specific accounts word pad opens


Thanks in advance


5 Replies

I guess something like this...

#Create shortcut in all users startup folder
if (-not (Test-Path "C:\Users\Public\Desktop\RemoteApp.url"))
$null = $WshShell = New-Object -comObject WScript.Shell
$path = "C:\ProgramData\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs\Startup\winword.url"
$targetpath = "C:\Program Files\Microsoft Office\root\Office16\winword.exe"
$iconlocation = "C:\Program Files\Microsoft Office\root\Office16\winword.exe"
$iconfile = "IconFile=" + $iconlocation
$Shortcut = $WshShell.CreateShortcut($path)
$Shortcut.TargetPath = $targetpath

Add-Content $path "HotKey=0"
Add-Content $path "$iconfile"
Add-Content $path "IconIndex=0"

ill give this a go! Would this be set to devices or users? Also by logged in credentials or System?

If I wanted to open wordpad instead of word I would just need to change the targetpath and icon location?
best response confirmed by AB21805 (Steel Contributor)
It runs as system… just change the url to wordpad indeed … let me know if it works for you
This worked perfectly thanks Rudy!
Hi Rudy,

I have tried the same with a piece of software:

Exam write pad however I cant get this to open like word pad does on start up

Any ideas?